Hi I’m Carl a director, based in Southern Africa. I have directed Commercials and Films for large Global Brands and organisations such as ABSA, P&G, Vodafone, Jameson, UNICEF and the EU.

My work is narrative driven with an authentic touch. Having a personal relationship with multiple sports disciplines I enjoy directing sport orientated pieces. Exploring what drives sports professionals and showcasing their tenacity and discipline.

I grew up in Lesotho, although of Irish decent. Lesotho is where I completed my primary and secondary school. I really appreciate my intercultural childhood. I feel it has helped in developing a humble understanding of different cultures.In 2009 I graduated from AFDA film school with awards for Best Director and Writer. I have since gone on to direct commercials and short Films all with a very local flavour. I enjoy exploring characters and feel that character is often more important than story, I try not to get caught up in plot when writing.

I have learnt to manage my own budgets and work under many constraints. I appreciated this learning, thus forcing me to be innovative, decisive, and think on the spot as a director. Regardless of limitations I know how to make do with what I have. It’s not what you got, but what you do with what you got.

Qualifications: BA in motion pictures, AFDA Cape Town, 2009. BA in Development studies, UNISA, 2015.

A few of the lovely clients I have done work for.
Carl Houston Mc Millan
carl@carlhm.com +266 56 6210 39